Marseille is the largest city in south-eastern France with a population of 800,000. It’s metro system is one of Europe’s smallest, with 2 lines and 29 stations, the newest of which, Geze, opened in December 2019. The system was first opened in 1977, on line one between La Rose and Saint-Charles. The rest of line one opened in… Read More The Marseille Metro
Something I find invaluable when travelling is a decent left luggage facility. Sadly, most facilities in the UK are now run by private companies not connected to the train operating companies, and are not always open at convenient times. For example, the St Pancras facility is operated by The Excess Baggage Company. It charges £12.50… Read More Continental Left Luggage
There’s a really useful ticket for unlimited travel in South West Scotland that doesn’t appear on the National Rail page of “Rangers and Rovers“. It’s called a Daytripper and gives unlimited travel for one adult or two adults and up to four children in the Strathclyde region on ScotRail, the Glasgow Subway, most buses and… Read More Daytripper – more than just a one way ticket…
A recent trip to Ireland to cover various stories about heritage railways and the reopening of a rail line meant travelling on the state owned transport services Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) and Bus Éireann (Irish Buses) around the west of Ireland. I took the train/ferry option via Holyhead-Dublin, which can be as low at £75… Read More Ireland by bus and rail.
The Paris Metro has a reputation for elegant architecture and design, with its icon Art Nouveau station entrances and interiors. However tucked away on line 11, one of the smaller lines in the network, is something very different. Arts et Métiers station takes its name from the Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts… Read More Paris’s wackiest station
Not all of the Paris Metro is underground. There’s about 6km of Line 6 elevated above the city streets, it winds its way round the southern half of the city in a semi circle, and has great views of the city and some of its more famous landmarks. All the images of the city below… Read More The metro with a view
Finally, Network Rail have stopped charging people to use the loo at their stations. About time. They should never have been charging in the first place. It’s not as if it’s an optional service. This only applies to Network Rail operated stations, I understand that some operated by TOC’s are still charging, hopefully not for… Read More Free to Pee – finally